periyar birth anniversary, social justice day, mk stalin

periyar birth anniversary, social justice day, mk stalin
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Statue of rationalist chief E V Ramasamy, popularly referred to as ‘Periyar’ in Chennai

The Tamil Nadu authorities has determined to have a good time yearly the start anniversary of reformist chief E V Ramasamy Periyar on September 17 as “Social Justice Day,” Chief Minister M Okay Stalin introduced within the Assembly on Monday. Periyar’s ideology was all about social justice, self-respect, rationalism and equality, which laid the muse stone for the Tamil society’s progress over the last century and it could additionally pave the way in which for the long run, Stalin stated.

Hence, the federal government has determined to have a good time the chief’s start anniversary yearly to function a symbolic reinforcement of his egalitarian rules, the Chief Minister stated amid thumping of benches.

On that day yearly, staff in all authorities workplaces together with the State Secretariat would take pledges to observe values primarily based on such lofty beliefs which incorporates, brotherhood, equality, self-respect and rationalism, he stated.

The Chief Minister recalled the providers of Periyar (September 17, 1879–December 24, 1973) to the Tamil society and stated he was instrumental within the enactment of the primary Constitutional Amendment Act (that safeguarded reservation for backward courses).

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